Abstract

An efficient and compact diode-pumped continuous-wave Yb:GdVO4 laser is demonstrated, generating an output power of 4.0W with an optical conversion efficiency of 61% and a slope efficiency as high as 78%. With increasing pump power the polarization of the laser output changes from σ to π, while in a certain intermediate power range the two polarization states coexist with different emission wavelengths.

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Bernhagen, M.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, Appl. Phys. B 79, 543 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

Fagundes-Peters, D.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, Appl. Phys. B 79, 543 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ferrand, B.

Fredrich, S. T.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, Appl. Phys. B 79, 543 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Goldner, P.

Griebner, U.

Huber, G.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, Appl. Phys. B 79, 543 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, M.

Johannsen, J.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, Appl. Phys. B 79, 543 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Kisel, V. E.

Kränkel, C.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, Appl. Phys. B 79, 543 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kupchenko, M. I.

Liu, J.

Louiseau, P.

Mateos, X.

Matrosov, V. N.

Matrosova, T. A.

Mond, M.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, Appl. Phys. B 79, 543 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Morier-Genoud, F.

Paschotta, R.

Petit, J.

Petrov, V.

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

Tolstik, N. A.

Troshin, A. E.

Uecker, R.

C. Kränkel, D. Fagundes-Peters, S. T. Fredrich, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, G. Huber, M. Bernhagen, and R. Uecker, Appl. Phys. B 79, 543 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Viana, B.

Vivien, D.

Wang, J.

Zhang, H.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Polarized absorption and emission cross sections of Yb : GdVO 4 at room temperature.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output power as a function of absorbed pump power for three output couplings.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Variations of σ- and π-polarized output power with the absorbed pump power for an output coupling of T = 2 % .

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Fig. 4

Typical laser emission spectra recorded in the three operational regimes.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Calculated gain cross section versus wavelength for β = 0.12 .

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σ g ( λ ) = [ β σ em ( λ ) ( 1 β ) σ abs ( λ ) ] ,

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